October 31, 2017

Silvij Skok

Silvij Skok works at Glitterbeat Records, for four years the WOMEX label of the year (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). Before joining the label in 2014, Skok worked as a club promoter, DJ and journalist.

Silvij is a founder of Glitterbeat records which specializes in vibrant global sounds from Africa and beyond. Glitterbeat’s artists are both culturally committed and resolutely contemporary. The label’s roster is steadily growing and includes: Tuareg rockers Tamikrest (Mali/Algeria), Saharawi activist/singer Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara), Moorish chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania), giant of ngoni Bassekou Kouyaté (Mali), ten-piece Sao Paulo based combo Bixiga 70 (Brazil), neo-cumbia explorers Sonido Gallo Negro (Mexico), afro-futurists Fofoulah (UK/Gambia/Senegal), Niger river bluesman Samba Toure (Mali) and dub-folk fusionists Dirtmusic (AUS/USA/Mali). Recently we added Baba Zula, Širom, Saz’iso, Gaye Su Akyol, King Ayisoba, Ifriqiyya Electrique, Orkesta Mendoza, Damir Imamović’s Sevdah Takht,…

Glitterbeat is built upon sounds and artists that transcend cultural pre-conceptions and genre specificity. Music throughout the world is now part of a digitized and intersecting conversation that does not follow predictable and easily delineated paths. It is a conversation filled with hybrids and cross-talk. The label was created to release records that simultaneously embrace evolving global textures and localized traditions and roots.

Glitterbeat Records won the WOMEX label award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.